Far from sport not mixing with politics, it would appear that sports mega-events in particular have become increasingly politicised in recent years, with governments of all political hues, based in a wide range of regime types (from advanced capitalist to dictatorship), falling over themselves to play host.

Jonathan Grix

Dr Jonathan Grix, Reader (Associate Professor) in Sport Policy and Politics in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, discusses the recent boycotts of the Sochi Paralympics in an article on The Conversation website.

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